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John Backderf draws Kent State Shootings

  Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the infamous Kent State shootings. In Spring of 2020 John Backderf and Abrams Books will release Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio. “I’ve boiled the story down to showing how it unfolded,” Derf said. “It’s a very personal account of this shocking event that still reverberates […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC, Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Some Duke University Christians refuse to read Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ (UPDATED)

From The Duke Chronicle: For some members of the Class of 2019, the choice of ?Fun Home? as a summer reading book was anything but fun. Several incoming freshmen decided not to read ?Fun Home? because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Freshman Brian Grasso posted in the Class […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Graphic Novels, Comments: 21 Comments

Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel was on Late Night with Seth Meyer’s on Wednesday. Her segment comes in at about minute 28. Also part of the segment includes actors performing a scene from the Broadway play Fun Home based on her graphic novel.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

WSJ: Profiles Jules Feiffer and his new career in graphic novels

The Wall Street Journal profiles Jules Feiffer, how he got into cartooning and how at age 86, he’s still going strong drawing graphic novels. I began drawing at age 3, and the more I drew, the better I became. I soon discovered that if I took this skill out in the street using chalk, the […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Fun Home Broadway musical wins Tony for Best Musical and four other awards

The Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel, was nominated for 12 Tony awards and walked away with the big prize of Best Musical as well as Best Lead Actor, Best Direction, Best Book and Best Original Score. I’m not sure how much involvement Alison had […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Daniel Clowes: No forgiveness for Shia LaBeaouf

Vulture interviews Daniel Clowes about his career and books. The topic of Shia LaBeaouf came up. Speaking of grudges: Have you forgiven Shia LaBeouf? I don?t know. No, not really. I mean, I don?t hold a grudge. I don?t think about it that much. But I don?t think what he did was really forgivable. I […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Jack Ohman creates first in four-part cartoon series about taking care of his aging father

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist and AAEC President Jack Ohman has posted the first of four in an illustrated series about his experience taking care of his aging father. The series runs on PBS.org.

Posted on: May 1, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Jack Ohman creates first in four-part cartoon series about taking care of his aging father

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Broadway adaptation nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Fun Home, the Off-Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Off biographical graphic novel, has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards. From CBS News: “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” topped this year’s Tony Awards nominees with 12 nods each, followed by “Something Rotten!” with 10 and “The King and I” with nine. The best musical […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Broadway adaptation nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

From The New York Times: The government?s plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day, the celebration of the Soviet Union?s defeat of Germany and the most important political holiday in Russia. But in the frenzy to comply, bookstores aiming to please the censor found an […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Jules Feiffer at the Cinema Arts Centre

Posted by video journalists Waldo Cabrera and Josh Wein

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, video, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Jules Feiffer at the Cinema Arts Centre

Profiled: Scott McCloud and his new graphic novel ?The Sculptor?

Scott McCloud, who is perhaps best known for his books “Understanding Comics” and “Making Comics”, is coming out with a new graphic novel called The Sculpture. The New York Times profiles his contributions to comic language as well as the new novel. There was another reason to pursue the project, too. ?It gnawed at me […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Roz Chast takes home $50,000 with Kirkus Prize win

New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast is having an excellent year after her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir has been winner multiple awards including being named a National Book Awards finalist. Yesterday it was announced that she was one of three winners of the new Kirkus Prize and with it […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments